These 19 IKEA built-ins include easy, inexpensive ideas for custom bookcases, closets, mudrooms, and more.
Custom built-ins are an amazing way to add both architectural interest and functional storage to any room in your home. But unless you are an experienced carpenter or have a huge budget, custom wood built-ins can seem totally out of reach.
That’s why I love a good IKEA built-in so much.
When you start with basic budget-friendly IKEA shelves and cabinets, creating your own built-ins becomes much more affordable. And since you aren’t having to build everything from scratch, it’s also much more doable for the average DIYer.
DIY IKEA Built-ins
The IKEA built-in bookcases I installed in our living room are easily among my favorite DIY projects in our home.
Not only did they add tons of much-needed storage, they also completely transformed what was once a pretty boring room.
IKEA bookcases, kitchen cabinets, dressers, and even TV stands can become the basic building blocks for amazing closets, libraries, bars, kitchens, mudrooms, and more.
Today I’m sharing step-by-step tutorials for 19 clever IKEA built-ins that can help you majorly upgrade your home on a budget.
19 Inexpensive IKEA Built-In Ideas
These IKEA built-ins will help transform even the smallest spaces into functional rooms with plenty of style and storage. Just click the links below each picture for the full details and tutorial.
We love the custom built in IKEA Billy bookcases I installed in our living room. They are filled with so much valuable storage space to organize special mementos, favorite books and more. In the tutorial, I walk you step by step through installing your own.
DIY Closet Renovation Ikea Hack
Heather from Heathered Nest shows us how she created a stunning dream closet with a genius IKEA hack.
Built In Ikea Closet Hack
If you are looking for a sleek and stylish office with plenty of storage, you will love these simple custom closet built-ins.
DIY Mudroom Reveal
Finding an area to carve out a built-in mudroom is one of the best ways you can get organized, especially if you have small children. This post shows you how to use simple IKEA hacks to create a beautiful mud room.
IKEA Besta Hack: DIY Fluted Doors
Adding simple DIY fluted doors to any basic cabinet can take your IKEA hacks to a whole new level! I never would have guess this was an IKEA hack.
IKEA Built Ins Around Fireplace
Chelsea from Making Joy and Pretty Things shares how they created built-ins around their fireplace using IKEA cabinets. This is a great way to take advantage of unused space.
Ikea PAX Closet System Built-in
Use the IKEA Pax closet system to create a closet of your dreams! This is a budget-friendly way to create an absolutely gorgeous custom closet.
How to DIY a Simple Built-in IKEA Window Seat
Get all the details on how to add a built-in window seat with drawers using IKEA nightstands! This is such a creative IKEA hack.
Small Entry Makeover with tons of storage!
Add tons of valuable storage to a small entryway with these sleek and narrow built-in IKEA cabinets.
Built-In IKEA Billy Bookcase Hack
Take a look at this stunning library in a soft and soothing color. You would never know the bookcases are not custom, but are an IKEA Billy bookcase hack!
These IKEA bookcases add much needed built-in storage for this playroom. I especially love how the beautiful paint color and wooden top give these an elevated feel that would look beautiful in any room in the house.
Billy Bookcase Hack with a Library Ladder
Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage shares her gorgeous bookcase hack with a library ladder. You would never guess these beautiful shelves were actually an IKEA hack!
DIY Wall to Wall Bookshelves
Create a statement in any room in your house by adding custom built-in bookcases for a fraction of the cost. The doors on the lower half of these add plenty of much-needed hidden storage.
IKEA Billy Pantry Makeover
Christy from Confessions of a Serial DIYer shares a detailed tutorial on how she transformed the unused space behind her staircase into an amazing pantry with Ikea Billy bookcases. This is such a clever project!
Built In Bookshelves with a Window Seat
A custom built-in window seat sounds complicated, but this IKEA hack makes it easy to add extra seating and storage at the same time.
Bar Cabinet DIY: Ikea Hack
This Ikea Kallax hack makes a gorgeous modern bar cabinet and adds a gorgeous pop of color to the space.
The Easiest IKEA Billy Bookcase Built Ins Ever
If you are looking for the easiest way to create built-ins from IKEA Billy bookcases, this tutorial is for you. This set up is easy to create and still gives tons of useful storage.
Ikea DIY Built In Hack
Corey from Hey There Home shows us how she installed Ikea cabinets and shelves to add tons of storage to her family room.
This final hack is a super easy way to elevate the look of any IKEA BIlly bookcases by filling in all of those extra holes. It's a small thing, but doing this will go a long way in making your IKEA built-ins look truly custom.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of do-it-yourself IKEA built-ins. Let me know if you try any of these!
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